"Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls." (Jeremiah 6:16)

Jewel: The Care of Both Tables of the Law
Is Committed to a Christian Prince by God

“We give our magistrates no further liberty than what we find is their due by the Word of God, and what the practice and example of the best governed commonwealths have confirmed. For besides that, the care of both tables is committed to a Christian prince by God, that he may understand that all affairs, as well ecclesiastical as civil, come under his cognizance; besides that, God doth often and strictly command the king to cut down the groves, to beat the graven images to powder, and to break down the altars, and to write him a copy of the law in a book; and besides that, Isaiah tells us, kings should be nursing fathers of the church: I say, besides all these things, it is evident from the histories and examples of the best times, that pious princes ever thought the administration of ecclesiastical affairs a part of their duty.”

— John Jewel (1522-1571)

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